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1986 GOLDEM LEGEND
Saint Leo College
Saint Leo, Florida 33574
Anew era. It was promised in
speeches and vividly portrayed
in color brochures. But in order
to truly experience the fresh be-
ginning which was enveloping Saint Leo campus, one had
to be a student. Thus, as the early September sun beat a
path for fall learning, old and newcomers were exposed to
a genuine transition in Leo-Life. Landscaping was sched-
uled daily, and flowers graced once-bare crevices. The
library addition was finally initiated. Buildings received
a renewed strength in the form of clean paint and clear
windows. The College was changing internally as well —
reorganization of position and priority in accordance
with increasing structure occurred. There definitely ex-
isted a feeling of "community" as students, faculty, and
administrators joined the effort to enhance the unique
qualities possessed by the College. The dawn of a new era
had arrived, and recognition of this advent called for spir-
ited applause . . .
An unusual time-out for
biker and tree-climber
Outside Crawford Hall, a
moment's break from the
hustle of classes.
Kappa Theta huddle-up
for frat football strategy.
2 * Opening/Campus
Opening/Campus * 3
HB ■ ■ eriodicals and pressure. The two
mg/&W generally appeared hand-in-hand
^^^^^ when a student's worst nightmare
wKEb materialized (term paper! term
paper!). While many uncommon study and research sites
immediately came to mind, the best place to discover that
long-sought article or quiet refuge was still the College
library. In order to accommodate a growing student popu-
lation and a need for additional materials, the Saint Leo
library underwent the initiation of a massive expansion
project in fall, 1986. The $1.9 million progression planned
to increase the original building's size two-and-a-half
times to eventually maintain 150,000 volumes.
Work continued steadily throughout the late winter
months and eased quickly into early spring. Students
watched in awe as brick facades were destroyed and al-
most simultaneously reconstructed. The gears were fi-
nally in motion, and as the drills roared, a soft, distant
applause could always faintly be heard . . .
High above the noise and
confusion, a library work-
er views his progress from
a rather scenic position.
Friends and food, the
perfect combination on a
Phi Tau Omega sorority
sisters share a laugh.
4 * Opening/Library
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Pride and progress. Both came to
Saint Leo in the form of Dr. M.
Daniel Henry, the new president.
Inaugerated on September 16,
1985, Dr. Henry addressed ceremony participants and ex-
citedly spoke of "the dawn of a new era" in which the
stage was set for a communal realization of long-awaited
changes and aspirations.
And these were not empty words. Gradually both inter-
nal and external transitions occurred — reaching into the
very heart of the institution and its operations. Suddenly,
student — faculty — administration lines of communica-
tion were opened and the College, as a unified body,
found a new sense of pride, a new vision of progress.
Perhaps the most persuasive signal of change was evi-
denced when a student at a basketball team reception
publicly asked, "Who has the best president?" and Dr.
Henry received a standing ovation.
Dr. Henry practices his
role in the SLC produc-
tion of Ibsen's A DoJJ's
The President takes in
the sights, sounds, and
tastes at the Scandinavian
Nicholas Henry, the new
"Leo mascot," and John
6 * Opening/President
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^H eisure is also an integral part of a
^m busy Leo-life. Early mornings, late
^^^^^^f nights — it all usually blends in a
^^^^^^r chaotic menagerie of academics,
pleasure and sleep-weary gazes. There are always so
many activities you'd like to join — a racquetball game,
tennis match, bar trip — and numerous others you have
no choice but to participate in (the unmentionables).
Regardless of the route each individual chooses, there
are countless avenues to explore in and about campus.
Sailing on Lake Jovita, sunning at the pool, sneaking
through the monastery (try it at midnight), are just a few
"extracurriculars" popular among students. Moving
around the communities surrounding Saint Leo can be an
enjoyable experience as well — Tampa, Dade City, Ze-
phyrhills, San Antonio — all provide ample opportunity
for exploration. Essentially, the tranquil, yet exciting at-
mosphere native to SLC is home to the sedentary scholar
and adventurer alike.
Goal in sight, a football
game commences on the
A solitary munch in near-
by San Antonio.
Muffy Murphy engages in
TM while watching the
America Cup competi-
8 * Opening/Community
Opening/Community * 9
R V& compromise. Living in residence
if^^J A is generally a give-take relation-
^^^ ^^^ ship between roommates, hall-
flflb fl Hb mates, and the common masses.
For many it can be a trying experience — but then who is
accustomed to sharing space with dozens of unidentified
life forms (including, in most cases, your roommate)?
Despite the obvious drawbacks, certain subtle advan-
tages often preserve the sanity of RH dwellers: Conve-
nience (close to the bar, pool, and other important local-
ities); Notariety (students arrive all the way from Europe
to be educated at SLC; they must have heard of St. Ed's
Hall); Entertainment (frequently a car alarm in the north
parking lot); and, of course, New friends (the type your
mother warned you about).
Residential living is indeed a growth experience — an
opportunity to gain familiarity with diverse personalities.
Saint Leo just happens to be the ideal atmosphere for this
Taking in the sights at the
soccer field, a short dis-
tance from surrounding
Addicted to software, Jim
homework to play com-
Pausing for contempla-
tion on second floor Rod-
10 * Opening/In Residence
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■ ■ ■ nder the shadow of a silhouetted
I I P a ^ m or a Darra g e of hot, white
^^L__^B lights, students know instinctive-
^^BH^^ ly where to seek the benefits of a
"social" evening. Dances, special performances, or simple
gatherings in a secluded dorm room are frequent attrac-
tions for freshmen and seniors alike.
The Campus Union Board established a new prece-
dence in entertainment with highlights which included
comedy teams, computer portraits, musical groups, and
guest speakers. Ronnie's disappeared; yet Ralph's and the
Establishment gained popularity in its wake. In Tampa,
"C-C's" was a frequent hang-out, as was the city itself,
observing — absorbing the atmosphere which is unique-
ly Leo-like. Whether sitting in an audience, watching
television or listening to a band, the silent applause can
always faintly be detected . . .
Lost in thought, senior
Greg Cason is caught in a
An Atlanta-based musi-
cal group entertains stu-
dents at the Christmas
Passion in a painted face
is revealed at the October
12 • Opening/Night Life
Opening/Night Life • 13
urely, education — in a liberal
sense — involves the integration
of many aspects of learning. Al-
though physical awareness and
social service are inseparable from a well-rounded edu-
cation, scholastic achievement is the focus of college life.
Excellence in education is not an easy goal to attain. It
is a day-to-day affair — a constant battle to ignore the
temptation to procrastinate in favor of immediate plea-
sure. It involves sleepless nights, missed trips to the bar or
weeknight parties, beautiful Saturdays spent in dreary
study rooms, and a self-imposed "deaf ear" to the be-
witching call of West coast beaches.
This year, academics gained a new prominence as Dr.
Henry took the helm of the college presidency. His firm
support of scholastic excellence gave many serious stu-
dents the incentive to continue to strive for knowledge.
Paula Capron, hair dryer,
The foyer of the "old" li-
brary in disarray.
Mr. Frankel and Cecilia Vo-
gelsang discuss theatre.
14 * Opening/Academics
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■i^k xtemporaneous activities add a
^B special dimension to everyday
Mm~-.^^4 campus life. They provide an out-
^^^^^^^r let for frustration, a source for ex-
tracurricular interests, and a sure cure for the "boredom
blues." When asked for their thoughts about "breaking
away" from academics, students responded in a variety of
ways. Junior Maryellen Burke found that "taking a walk
down to the lake or around the campus" helps to clear her
mind. Senior Greg Cason answered the question, saying,
"I grab my racquetball racquet and head for the courts."
But not all activities are physically-oriented. Christina
Colbert, a freshman, found that she liked to "call some-
one." Senior Doug Latino offered a number of alterna-
tives: "When I need a break, I take a walk, or eat. Some-
times I write letters so I can stay 'in the groove' mentally.
What matters most is that I do something I want to do."
Scott Tumelty releases
some pent-up energy.
A glowing beacon attracts
Matt Coyne retrieves a
wayward football during
a pick-up game.
16 * Opening/Sports
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The 1985 SGA Day was pla-
gued with rainy weather, but
nothing could stop the obsta-
cle course race — and this hu-
man wheelbarrow team.
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Fish chowder and Swedish meatballs. Fiddles and guitars. Folk tales and
dances. All these and more were integral parts of this year's Scandinavian
cultural festival. Sponsored by the Humanities division and masterminded by
Ms. Maura Snyder, Ms. Jacalyn Bryan, and Dr. Walter Poznar, the festival was
an event that involved many of the organizations on campus.
Of the different booths set up between Saint Francis and Saint Edward
halls, the most popular were those offering Norwegian, Danish, and
Swedish foods. There were also several exhibits that illustrated the var-
ious aspects of Scandinavian life, performances of typical Scandinavian
fairy tales (trolls included!), and folk dances. A number of students
"dressed for the day" and added an air of authenticity to the event.
Beneath the laughter and the fun, however, was a real opportunity for
cultural education and appreciation.
Top: A colorful array of balloons adorns the Saint Francis hallway, marking the way to the
Acting out a popular Scandinavian children's tale, Colleen Dieterle and Suzanne Bertels
seem unaware that trolls lurk nearby.
Blooms reminiscent of the "old country" adorn the Saint Leo campus.
-Bottom: Scandinavian maids (members of the Saint Leo Dance Company) model for the
George Clarke and Jacqueline Dames seem caught up in "people- watching."
Scandinavian music adds that special touch to the festival.
"Hagar the Horrible" (Jeff Abbott) and "Helga" (Katy Brehmer) take charge.
Activities/Festival • 21
Perhaps one of the most important
features of the festival was the sense
of community which it promoted.
Different sororities, fraternities, and
organizations were united in one ef-
fort to provide a learning experience
for Saint Leo students and for the
local population as well. The result:
a day filled with laughter, conversa-
tion, friendship, and education.
22 * Activities/Festival
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Top: Members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity
gather around their lottery table and enjoy a
few moments of light-hearted banter.
Henry Weber prepares the grounds for the fes-
A Saint Leo dancer strikes a joyful pose.
Bottom: Denise Kenworthy narrates during an
enactment of a Scandinavian fairy tale.
Kerry Keegan prepares a delicious sampling
tray of cheese and crackers.
Hours before the festival is to begin, Norman
Carey and Steve Odierna move a display out
into the mall.
"Hagar the Horrible" (Jeff Abbott) carries away
a young maiden (Christine Cunningham).
Activities/Festival * 23
Top: Cheerleaders manage to show pride and spirit despite
their precarious positions.
Thomas Philips and Charles Fisk view the Homecoming
festivities from the sidelines.
Chosen from a field of outstanding contenders, senior San-
dra Schoren and junior Patrick Gallagher accept the titles
of Homecoming Queen and King.
The military color guard demonstrates both discipline and
24 * Activities/Homecoming
The October day was a hot one,
but nobody seemed to mind. The
Monarchs emerged from a stiff
match against Birmingham South-
ern with a 3-0 victory.
Halftime festivities certainly
boosted the Monarch spirit. A vari-
ety of floats paraded around the soc-
cer field, proclaiming, "Blast the
Panthers!" and "The Monarchs will
blow the Panthers away!" Later,
members of the Alumni Association
chose the Homecoming Queen and
Bottom: Sigma Phi Epsilon joins the parade.
The type to stand out in a crowd. Patrick Han-
nigan proudly represents the Reserve Offi-
Alumni George Gano and John Dickinson
lead their fraternity through the parade exer- ■
Activities/Homecoming * 25
Traditionally known as a night to flirt with
"ghouls, ghosts, and goblins," Halloween in
Leoland becomes a special opportunity to dress
in bizarre costumes and to celebrate with
friends. It is that unique air of freedom about
Halloween night that allows students to tempo-
rarily "cut loose" from the pressures of college
26 * Activities/Halloween
Activities/Halloween * 27
Top: "Let's celebrate the season!"
Tracy Stern and Marisa Bajandas sell tickets at the Alpha
Sigma Christmas formal.
The Abbey Church bell tower stands majestically against two
Bottom: Ernie Mabry Claus takes a minute's rest from his
Sorting strings of Christmas lights, a member of Sigma Phi
Epsilon prepares to make the campus a little more "merry."
Mary Letcher, Brother Paul, and Laura Donovan are caught up
in the festivities at the Alpha Sigma Christmas formal.
A member of "The Maxx" solos on the bass.
28 * Activities/Christmas
Christmas in Florida is rarely white, but it is
beautiful just the same. Nature shows another
side of herself as the sky takes on a deeper blue
and the sun shines with a different, "softer"
light. The weather turns cool and dry, and it
becomes easy to differentiate the "Northern-
ers" (who wear shorts and sandals in Decem-
ber) from the "Southerners" (who dress like
Eskimos when the temperature hits below 50
degrees). Jokes about these observations are
only one sign of the festive spirit of the season.
Activities/Christmas * 29
A DOLLS HOUSE
Following the lines of the Scandina-
vian festival, Ibsen's A Doll's House was
chosen as the first theatric presentation
of the new school year.
The theatre was renovated during
the rehearsals of the production; a new
stage floor was installed, new house
lights were hung, and reserved seating
arrangements were prepared. Yet, de-
spite the noise of construction and the
ever-changing facilities, the cast and
crew performed with professionalism
A Doll's House
Direction C. David Frankel
Scenography Dennis K. Henry
Nora Helmer .... Candace Dian Leverett
Torvald Helmer A. David Deeks
Kristine Linde Kathleen Greene
Nils Krogstad Ronald Reisner
Dr. Rank Patrick Fleitz
Helene Betty Ann O'Lone
Anne Marie Leanne Calderone
Delivery Man M. Daniel Henry
Ivar Brian Burnette
Bob Nicholas Henry
Emmy Jennifer Kiefer
30 • Activities/A Doll's House
Activities/A Doll's House * 31
The day of the festivities was a
typical Florida "teaser." Omenous
clouds obscured the sun and
dropped intermittent showers that
sent many to find shelter in the boat
Yet there were plenty of sunny, dry
moments during which one could
enjoy activities such as the obstacle
course race, the egg toss, sailing, ski-
ing, and eating. For those who dared
to challenge the weather, the day
was a pleasant change of pace.
32 • Activities/S.G.A. Day
Top: Pat Brown and Kelly Hazinski are prepared for
another unexpected downpour during the day.
Surrounded by sound equipment and spectators,
Toni Restaino demonstrates the art of cheerleading.
A cafeteria worker prepares brownies for dessert.
Bottom: S.G.A. frisbees — souvenirs of the day.
Lolo Pasquini and Jackie Clark show what "lending
a hand" is all about.
The executive officers of S.G.A. (Helene Colon, Eli-
jah Knowles, John Kaddouri, and Karen Co-
francesco) discuss last-minute details.
Sherry-Ann Evanson races against time to fill her
cup with water.
Activities/S.G.A. Day * 33
THE AMERICAN DREAM & THE LESSON
Under the competent direction of
Dennis Henry, the Saint Leo Players
provided the college and communi-
ty with an evening of Theatre of the
Absurd. The cast and crew tackled
The American Dream and The Les-
son with a real desire to get on the
"inside" of this bizarre, often hu-
morous type of drama. In doing so,
they gave an enjoyable, "education-
The American Dream
Scenography Dennis K. Henry
Mommy . . . Katy Catherine Brehmer
Daddy Alan W. Hughes
Grandma .... Candace Dian Leverett
Mrs. Barker Mary Kowalski
The Young Man
John Alexander Mayo II
Scenography Dennis K. Henry
Marie, the maid Candace Dian
The Pupil Ellen T. Fitzgerald
The Professor .... Ronald C. Reisner
34 * Activities/The American Dream
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Top: Grandma (Candi Leverett) enlightens
the American dream (John Mayo).
Mrs. Barker (Mary Kowalski), dressed in her
slip, is shocked by Mommy's (Katy Brehmer's)
Candi Leverett as the maid in Ionesco's The
Bottom: Katy Brehmer in Albee's The Ameri-
Ron Reisner contemplates "the lesson."
Ellen Fitzgerald stands ready to learn.
Activities/The American Dream * 35
For a few months this year, we feared
we would lose Dr. Henry. However, im-
mediate expressions of support for Dr.
Henry from students, faculty, staff, board
members, and members of the commu-
nity resulted not only in a re-examina-
tion of the issue, but also in greater rap-
port between all levels of the College.
Such unity fostered a new sense of fel-
lowship and "family" within the Col-
lege, and our combined prayers were an-
swered — Dr. Henry is still with us.
Dr. Henry touches the students:
We admire, respect and indeed love
Dr. Henry for making the words 'pride'
and 'morale' a part of our everyday lan-
guage. — John Kaddouri, in a letter to the
Dr. Henry has encouraged us to reflect
on troublesome matters with conscience
and consideration, and to act with re-
sponsibility and dignity. And he has nev-
er stopped showing us that we, as stu-
dents, are the precious building blocks of
Saint Leo College. — /ami McLaughlin, in
And he gives the faculty and staff new
Working with Dan Henry is exciting,
challenging, and fun and over the last six
months his strategic planning initiative
has caused the faculty and staff to catch
fire. — Dr. Bernard Parker, Vice-President
of Academic Affairs
He (Dr. Henry) encouraged us to
dream about excellence and plan practi-
cal means to attain it. He inspired our
efforts and creativity to new heights. —
Dr. Joseph Cernik, in a letter from the fac-
Dr. Henry leads the way for change:
Dr. Henry has initiated a feeling on
campus which is one characterized by a
sense of pride and excitement for Saint
Leo College and its future. Through aca-
demic enrichment, strategic planning
and campus beautification, our college is
experiencing the collegiate atmosphere
which is an integral factor in promoting
academic and spiritual enrichment need-
ed for prosperity and growth. — Scott
Woodward, in a letter to the trustees
Transition is an important part of
growth, and Saint Leo College was ex-
periencing a positive progression toward
spiritual and academic expansion. Dr.
Henry was not a mere point in this expe-
rience, but rather was and still is its
guiding initiator. — Christine Cunning-
ham, in a letter to the trustees
Dr. Henry is community-oriented:
We see him (Dr. Henry) as a fine exam-
ple of a truly educated Christian and a
dedicated leader whose vitality lends it-
self to all segments of our community.
Dr. Henry believes in community and so
do we. We do not wish to see him go. —
Petition signed by 992 of the 1065 on-
In his short tenure as President ... he
has been almost universally acclaimed
as being right for the job. He and his fam-
ily really became part of the community
. . . — Edward Herrmann, Dade City resi-
36 * Activities/En Rapport
Clair Berry models the latest rage in fashion
jewelry: "Keep Dr. Henry" earrings.
One of the many bumper stickers seen on the
campus during the spring semester. Others
were found on faculty office doors, black-
boards, books, and folders.
In the final edition of the Monarch, the stu-
dent newspaper, the last page demonstrates a
no-nonsense approach to the issue.
Pins like these were worn by faculty, staff,
and students alike.
Dr. Henry has been such a positive
force on this campus and the surround-
ing communities. — Bob Cabot, in a letter
to the Rev. Patrick SheJton
And he has united us:
Catholic (and catholic) into Saint Leo
College. — ColJette Kelly Logan, in a let-
ter to a board member
"I've never seen the school come to-
gether big-time like this." — Moira KeJly
For the first time in a long while, the
students of Saint Leo College are united.
. . . Throughout my 14 years in Catholic
schools, I have never felt as much Chris-
tian fellowship and spirit among stu-
dents and staff as I do this year. The
bonding that has evolved has put the
Dr. Henry is the best thing ever to hap-
pen to St. Leo College and we need him.
— Michael McDonnell, in a letter to the
Activities/En Rapport * 37
CRIMES OF THE HEART & GODSPELL i
Lenny Magrath Candace Dian
Chick Boyle Mary Kowalski
Doc Porter Patrick Fleitz
Meg Magrath Kathleen Greene
Babe Botrelle Shirley Kelley
Barnette Lloyd A. David Deeks
In Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart, Babe
Botrelle (Shirley Kelley) responds to her prob-
lems with a nonchalant note from a saxo-
Lenny Magrath (Candi Leverett) demands
that Chick Boyle (Mary Kowalski) leave the
John Vita and John Mayo support the preach-
ing Ellen Fitzgerald as Betty O'Lone listens on
The three sisters in Crimes of the Heart (Kath-
leen Greene, Candi Leverett, and Shirley Kel-
ley) celebrate Lenny's birthday.
Ron Reisner, clad in a "Superman" jersey and
prison-type pants, preaches to the "kids" in
38 * Activities/Crimes & Godspell
Direction and design Dennis K. Henry
Choreography Lois Henry
Musical direction John Higgins
Vocal direction Madelyn Lea
A. David Deeks
Ellen T. Fitzgerald
Candace Dian Leverett
John Alexander Mayo II
Betty Ann O'Lone
Percussion Jeff Abbott
Electric Bass Larry Bucher
Organ Madelyn Lea
Guitar Mark Switzer
Piano John Higgins
In February, the Saint Leo Theatre pro-
duced Crimes of the Heart. The first per-
formance was a quiet one, but "word of
mouth" — positive reactions — helped to
pull audiences into the theatre for later
performances. Those who were able to at-
tend were delighted with the combina-
tion of a "fresh" play and a new cast
The final curtain had barely dropped on
Crimes of the Heart when work began on
the production of Schwartz and Tebelak's
GodspeJJ. For a few members of the cast,
then, there was no rest — no break —
from theatre. (And the wear and tear of
night after night practice on these indi-
viduals became readily apparent.) Never-
theless, when GodspeJJ opened in April,
audiences enjoyed a fine, uniquely "Saint
Activities/Crimes & Godspell * 39
INTERNA TIONAL NIGHT
Colorful costumes. Bright smiles. Vibrant mu-
sic and dancing. Pride. All these and more were
part of International Night 1986, a variety show of
performances by members of a large group of in-
ternational students on campus. The evening not
only gives the internationals an opportunity to
celebrate the heritage and customs of their home-
lands, but it also provides American students
with a unique learning experience.
40 * Activities/International Night
Top: Lorna Dawson models the dress of the Virgin Islands.
Dornalyn Beazer and Louise McKay demonstrate a lively
With an enormous smile on her face, Louise McKay takes
part in the fashion show.
Elijah Knowles tells another dry joke.
Bottom: Concentrating on his guitar, Jamie Moran plays the
beat for "I Spy."
Darren Burchall asks the audience, "Who loves Dr. Hen-
ry?" (and the entire gym is filled with the sound of ap-
With thoughtful faces, Sonia Butler, Rochelle Sands,
Wayde Cartwright, and Dixie Jones sing "That's What
Friends Are For."
Dornalyn Beazer delivers a dramatic monologue.
Activities/International Night * 41
Both the fall and spring dance concerts were
comprised of a number of shorter routines that
were balanced by a major dramatic work. In
the fall, "Epitaph" — the story of Joan of Arc —
was a most impressive combination of fine cho-
reography, moody lighting, and well-rehearsed
dancing. Performed in the spring, "Four South-
ern Women" stole the show as it centered on
four major characters from Gone With the Wind.
Both concerts provided opportunities to dem-
onstrate another side of the "talent pool" with-
in the College.
42 * Activities/Dance
Top: Helen Henry, Vaughnda Hilton, and Corinne Desimone
support Aleda Henry in "Moonchild."
Corinne Desimone in "Pillars."
Light and shadow are important elements in "Pillars."
Aleda Henry reaches for the "moon."
Bottom: A practice session for "Orientale."
A line of "high-steppers" practices for "Jumpin' Joplin."
Michael Lynott and Helen Henry are caught in action.
A tenuous grasp of light in "Moonchild."
Activities/Dance * 43
Top: Windsurfing isn't impossible — if you
have a good teacher.
A parachutist "drops in" to participate in
Sister and one of the Blisters (Ellen Fitzgerald
and Pat Fleitz) share their musical talents
with an eager crowd.
Kathy Devlin prepares to serve a "winner."
Ralph Johnson demonstrates the fine art of
A variety of activities, all sponsored by the
College Union Board, were open to those who
wished to participate.
Nicholas and Dr. Henry enjoy the day.
44 • Activities/C.U.B. Day
It all started with balloons — they
were tied to lamp-posts and stair-
rails all over the campus to an-
nounce a day filled with activities
sponsored by the College Union
Board. These balloons were only the
start of a unique mini-festival for the
college community that included
volleyball games, rock band perfor-
mances, opportunities for skiing,
and plenty of food and free orange
And, just as the balloons were still
floating around the campus days lat-
er, stories about the day continued to
fill conversations long after the
event was over.
Activities/C.U.B. Day * 45
Bottom: Maureen Collins sets out for class.
Any type of investigation requires patience.
Lost in the stacks, Rich Gentile researches a
term paper topic.
Kathleen Greene checks the theatre set before
the start of The Lesson.
46 * Activities/Investigation
Whether it be in or out of the class-
room, Monarch students always
seem to be "hot on the trail" of some-
thing. It may be anything from term
paper topics to the best bars in
Tampa — nothing is exempt from
the student's curiosity. Beneath it
all, of course, is a desire for "the
truth" — or, at least what is "true"
for the moment.
Top: Intent on the course syllabus, one stu-
dent prepares himself for the work ahead.
Listening, with pencil in hand, usually indi-
cates that some sort of investigation is occur-
People-watching is a favorite pastime in Leo-
Activities/Investigation * 47
Freshman David Deeks
moves to "uncover" the char-
acter of Torvald in this fall's
production of A Doll's House.
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Freshmen enter a new world
and experience the inevitable
Was it sunshine, sports or size that attracted 519
freshmen to Saint Leo College this year? One new
student contends that Saint Leo offered a friendly
atmosphere and was easy to adjust to, while yet an-
other claims to be more comfortable due to the
school's small size.
As a private, four-year liberal arts institution in
Central Florida, Saint Leo combines all these positive
attributes and numerous others. It annually attracts
a wide variety of newcomers from far-away places
such as Canada, Minnesota, Aruba and Bermuda and
yet is still called "home" by a large quantity of Florid-
The first time away from friends and family upon
entering college can create a previously unexper-
ienced sense of independence. For each freshman,
college usually means studying, partying and meet-
ing new people. In some cases, students have taken a
positive advantage of their "new" freedom — one
example is Greg Gerber of Washington, D.C., who
states: "I enjoy being able to make my own decisions.
I find that very important to me." But then again, not
everyone accepts this distance between familiar life-
style and the unknown. Mike Crockett, a freshman
from Tallahassee, Florida, observes: "For me, being
in college means being away from my family, and I
don't particularly enjoy that."
Despite the drawbacks, college is filled with fun,
unforgettable days and involvement with extracurri-
cular activities. Marcel Siroris, a sportsminded fresh-
man, exclaims: "I've come all the way from Massa-
chusetts to play ball!" and Eileen Rudden demon-
strates her dedication, "I'm involved in Campus
Ministry and plan to pledge as a fraternity little sis-
ter." All these students and others realize that being
an organization member can lead to some of the
greatest lasting friendships of their lives.
Overall, whether it's education or recreation, Saint
Leo College has quite a diversity to offer its students.
Keeping this in mind, the freshmen at SLC are strong-
ly encouraged to get involved and make a difference.
We look forward to spending the next four years to-
gether, making the most of our college days by bask-
ing in the sun, playing sports and enjoying life and
friendship within our small school.
— Timothy Rousselet •
50 * Freshmen
Freshmen * 51
Applause ... for Saint Leo Theatre, which
offered productions this year ranging from
traditional to the absurd. Above Top: John
Mayo stretches imagination in "The
American Dream." Above middle: Con-
templating his position as Torvald, Dave
Deeks pauses in Ibsen's "A Doll's House."
52 * Freshmen
Anne Marie Carignan
Freshmen * 53
Applause ... for the Grotto, a contemplative location which fas-
cinates and frightens almost everyone. It has been a popular
retreat for verse writing classes and receives many a visit on dark
Halloween nights. Above Top: Student or ghostly monk? Even in
daylight, the crevices and shadows dominate. Above Middle:
Sleeping Apostle or spell-bound visitor of old?
54 * Freshmen
Freshmen * 55
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Throughout life, many different people actively engage in
countless game forms. Emotional games, physical games and
board games are a major focus in existence, especially during
college years. The simplest contests may as easily be the most
complex, for they challenge and expose us to that breathless
entity — competition.
Within each Saint Leo resident's room and on dozens of univer-
sity campuses across the nation, wide-spread game fads climax as
semesters come and go. Freshman Frank McFarland from Sani-
bel Island, Florida, believes that"games are essentially physical
or mental competitions conducted according to rules (or the lack
thereof) with the participants in direct opposition to each other"
(well said, Frank).
Ultimately, whether its Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly or quarters
at the local bar, gaming is a popular and inexpensive form of
Above: Senior Ron Reisner consents to perform a rendition of
"Spiderman" during a seemingly uneventful game of racquetball.
56 * Freshmen
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Freshmen * 57
Applause ... for friendship, one of the
most invaluable aspects of college life.
Above Top Right: Mary Quintal meets a
new friend among the bleacher crowds.
Above Top Left: Tommy Studstill and James
Powers are frozen in time at the SGA Day
Barbeque. Above Middle: Cheryl and She-
lia introduce a new pledge to Alpha Sigma
life during the Scandinavian Festival.
58 * Freshmen
Kerry Jo Marshall
Freshmen * 59
Applause ... for academics and athletics, a perfect balance be-
tween physical and mental exercise. Above Right: Running is
just one of the many activities students engage in. Above Left:
Senior Greg Cason caught in a thoughtful, studious repose.
60 * Freshmen
Freshmen * 61
Applause ... for expressions, evidence of
individuality at SLC. Above Top: A typical
Leolite look. Above Middle: Katy Brehmer
imitates her idol, Samuel Johnson, during
Senior Seminar projects. Above Right: Ka-
tie Martin searches for a "higher power" at
the SGA Day barbeque.
62 * Freshmen
Freshmen * 63
What goes on beyond the classroom.
A quiet stroll through the college mall.
Sailing at dusk on Lake Jovita. Having a
beer with good friends. Sleeping on your
desk (and an open book) at midnight.
Whether deep into a darkened dawn or be-
neath the hot afternoon sun, Saint Leo stu-
dents realize when its time to "take a
break." Studying and classes usually occu-
py a better portion of the day (and often the
night as well), but everyone can sense the
moment when nerves wear thin and brain
cells beg for a nap. The campus, with its
smooth breezes and soft lawns, tempt each
student to "relax" with a warranted remov-
al from the tensions and tribulations of aca-
A simple walk suffices for many, reading
below a heavy shade tree is remedy for oth-
ers, and a few sports enthusiasts choose the
chaotic rush of a good football game. Year-
book photography editor and Honors stu-
dent Jami McLaughlin, in a sleepy haze,
murmurs: "the only times I can relax are
when I'm in class or asleep . . . and I try not
to allow these moments to occur simulta-
neously." )unior Marianne Perlick, when
asked for her favorite method of relaxation,
reflects the view of a modern television au-
dience: "To dream of a black Ferrari with
Don Johnson in it."
64 * Freshmen
Johnny Van derlindon
Freshmen * 65
Sophomores exit their 'freshman' status
and move up to . . .
The first year comes and goes. As that "freshman"
feeling fades, so does the uncertainty surrounding
college life and living. Sophomores are defined
through denotation as "wise fools" — a dichotomy
which suggests they possess the best of both worlds.
No longer preyed upon for their naivete, but not yet
elevated to senior status, second-year college stu-
dents have relative freedom to experiment, progress,
and develop as independent individuals.
Approximately 156 sophomores flocked back to
Saint Leo this fall, and about 50 transferred from
other colleges and universities across the nation.
Like the incoming freshmen, they are represented by
a diverse accumulation of nationalities — a handful
of Islanders, several European students, and a selec-
tion of warm-blooded Floridians.
This heterogenity is exemplified in academics as
well, and the sophomore year is traditionally the
"time to choose a major." Planning for a career sever-
al years in the future may appear unnecessary, but
more and more freshmen and sophomores are realiz-
ing the practicality of this foresight. Just as basic
studies requirements are checked off, new "major"
subjects pop up quickly to refill the spaces. The soph-
omore year becomes essentially a preparation for
one's future as a "junior."
Although the lukewarm comfort of being on the
sidelines will not last forever, it offers a simple res-
pite to the chaotic pace of college life. Sophomores
who enjoy handling the spotlight must soon realize
they may well be in front of it and moving slowly but
surely up the center aisle.
Sophomores * 67
Applause ... for Saint Leo, a beautiful and
tranquil campus. Above Top: A group of
observers silhouetted by the late afternoon
sun at Lake Jovita. Above Middle: The Ab-
bey Church, a landmark not only for Saint
Leo but for all surrounding communities.
68 * Sophomores
Sophomores * 69
Applause ... for wet, rainy days. Clammy afternoons teach us to
appreciate Florida's natural sunshine and balmy, tropical atmo-
sphere. Above Top: Danielle Geradi, Campus Union Board Presi-
dent, observes with a rainwear-clad Maria Viola. Above Middle:
Alicia Hasiak, appearing slightly drenched, enjoys herself de-
spite the cloudy weather.
70 * Sophomores
Sophomores * 71
An actor's only privacy
is in his
Whether it's Henderson, Saint Edward's,
or up the hill at Marmion-Snyder, the dorm
is considered a literal "home away from
home." Dorm life offers students the oppor-
tunity to develop responsibility and to ex-
periment with independent living. By tak-
ing up residence in a dormatory, individ-
uals can experience freedom yet still retain
the security of friends.
The dorm is usually the first place to
meet other people upon entering college,
and resident hall staffs work continually to
create a setting for strong social relation-
ships. This leads to the initial word which
comes to mind after dorm — "roommate."
Living with a roommate is certainly inter-
esting, especially for a person accustomed
to having his/her own room. The main dis-
advantage students cite to co-habitation is
a lack of privacy — but most everyone
learns to be sharing and considerate. Vicki
Herma, a freshman residing in Snyder Hall,
sums up her dorm "experience": "I never
had to share a room at home, but having a
roommate is great! Yes, there are times I
like to have my space, but overall, I like
living with a roommate."
— Christine Coble •
12 NOON TO 2PM.
OR AFTER 5RH.
72 * Sophomores
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Julie Ann Lofgren
Sophomores * 73
Applause ... for frat
the most popular
spectator sport on
vie for the coveted
year, pitting brawn
and brains in an ulti-
Above: Sigma Lamb-
da's Leah Saker swift-
ly takes evasive ac-
tion when confront-
ed by the opposing
Kappa Theta team.
warm-ups for Sigma
74 * Sophomores
Fred Say in
Sophomores * 75
Junior Chris Coble has a special interest in one particular
building on Saint Leo campus: "I enjoy using the library to do my
homework. It's a place to go when I want peace and quiet."
Saint Leo's library is the largest in Pasco County, with more
than 78,000 books, including a large variety of periodicals and
newspapers. To facilitate students and faculty, it remains open
seven days a week and daily average attendance often tops 400.
The present structure was built in 1959 and covers an area in
excess of 14,000 square feet. Early in the fall 1985, a new con-
struction project was initiated which will considerably expand
the existing space.
Above Top: Ground breaking occurred in September during
the installation of Saint Leo's new president. Above Middle: The
library in a state of transition.
76 * Sophomores
Anne St. John
Sophomores * 77
Juniors enter a period of
extensive learning, training as . . .
Junior year signals the turning point in a student's
life; not only must a concentration be firmly decided
upon (both "for the record" and in the individual's
own mind), but upper level courses replace basic
studies as the bulk of the semester's course load.
Juniors find that they must meet stricter class re-
quirements and more demanding specifications for
research and study. As these courses progress, a stu-
dent is better able to gauge his satisfaction in a cho-
Despite warnings from "wise" seniors, members of
the junior class often ignore the approaching final
year and any plans which must be made to insure
that post-graduate plans are feasible. In fact, the ju-
nior year is still a period for dreaming and testing, a
logical extension of the "middle-of-the-road" under-
A majority of this fall's third year class were trans-
fer students, bringing with them a host of experience
from other well-traveled academic avenues. This
knowledge, combined with personal self-assurance,
allowed the juniors to give advice to their Fresh-
men/Sophomore counterparts, and to prepare to
capture the spotlight for a new performance — their
debute as "seniors."
78 * Juniors
Juniors * 79
Applause ... for food and drink. The high-
light of all popular events is friendly com-
pany, high spirits (of the liquid or non-ma-
terialistic kind) and good food. Above Top
and Middle: Enjoying the "highlights" of
SGA day. Left: Refreshments for a weary
KO football player.
80 * Juniors
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Edna Del Aguila
Juniors * 81
Resident Assistants are always
in the shadows, awaiting the next . . .
"You're always an R.A., day and night," concludes junior Eliza-
beth Krivo, when asked to comment on the most important role
of a Resident Assistant. Krivo, an English writing-track major,
became an R.A. for the first time in the fall, 1985, because she
"wanted to be as involved with student life as possible. It's very
rewarding when people come in (my room) and just see me as
someone to talk to, someone they can trust."
Senior Moira Kelly, an Elementary and Early Childhood Edu-
cation major, enters her third semester as an R.A. because of "the
knowledge that I can help people. I had really good R.A.'s as a
freshman, and it's important for me to just be available when
new students need someone to talk to." Kelly agrees with Krivo
that the most serious part of a Resident Assistant's job is "remem-
bering I'm an R.A., before I think of anything else. Once you're an
R.A., you're an R.A. That's 24 hours a day in and out of class."
Krivo and Kelly are just two of 25 Resident Assistants who are
responsible for the 900 + students living on the Saint Leo campus
this year. The road to becoming an R.A. is a well-traveled but
tedious one — all prospective applicants are carefully screened
to insure they possess a mature attitude and are properly moti-
vated. The process begins with a formal application supported by
recommendations from an employer, faculty instructor, and cur-
rent Resident Assistant. After a committee (composed of staff
members and residents) evaluation, the final selection pool is
chosen and these individuals proceed through a series of "office"
interviews. Only after meetings with Sister Mary Clare Neuhofer
(Director of Residential Life), the College Counselor, and possibly
a Resident Director, is the application process complete.
Moira Kelly believes the final reward is well worth a swing
through the system: "It's an experience I'm thankful I had. It's
taught me a lot about other people and especially myself."
—Christine Cunningham •
82 * Juniors
Juniors * 83
TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
There are many versatile methods which people apply to "get
around" on campus. Cars, mopeds, walking, running, bicycles,
and even skateboards are just a few of the transportative forms
which students favor.
Several residents of Marmion-Snyder are especially concerned
about the route to and from class: "If I don't drive to class, I would
have quite a hike." Junior Andy Phillips feels transportation is
essential in college living, but for other reasons: "I don't think
you need a car on campus because it really isn't that big, but if
you want to go anywhere off-campus, its pretty much a necessi-
When you really consider it, Saint Leo College has everything
within walking distance — laundry mats, a bowling alley, tennis
courts, swimming pool and especially — classrooms.
— Christine Coble •
84 * Juniors
Jean Mancinelli v
Juniors * 85
Applause ... for doubling up. The buddy
system is important not only in swimming
but when engaging in almost any activity.
Above Top: Cross Country team members
pair off for warm-ups. Above Middle:
These girls chat and demonstrate the versa-
tility of a Buick hood.
86 * Juniors
Mary Beth McBurney
Juniors * 87
From Criminology to Beginning Swimming, academics and the
classroom play a critical role in developing the well-rounded
student. Because Saint Leo is a small, private institution, students
are privileged to receive more individualized attention; rarely
does the enrollment in any subject exceed 25. Above Top: The
classroom can be a static experience, or it can involve more
dedication, as demonstrated by this threatre workshop frequent-
ed by Mr. Henrys stagecraft class. Above Bottom: Waterskiing —
probably the class with the largest enrollment.
88 * Juniors
Mary Eileen Schaad
Ruth Ann Springstead
Juniors * 89
Spring Semester Additions
Spring crawls slowly away from the few cold months of a
Florida winter; it's a time of fresh starts and a new semester. The
warmer weather fosters a rush of movement: sailing, Greek
Week, tennis and beach fever. In the midst of this activity, Saint
Leo also welcomes a host of students into its family — some
entering college for their freshman semester, others returning to
academia from the business world.
The photographs grouped on these pages arrived too late for
publication in the original underclassmen section, and, of course,
the faces here are too important to be excluded. A few familiar
individuals may be spotted; we suspect they skipped the fall
session and are redeemed by appearing in this section.
Regardless of reason, rhyme or motive, the spring semester
additions have always been included as a type of reminder — an
indication that Saint Leo College is constantly growing, changing
and exhibiting inner direction. And besides, college experiences
can be most interesting among the March azaleas and early April
90 * Spring Additions
Spring Additions * 91
A mischicvious pair: Dr. Terry
Danner and the future Dr.
Hudson Reynolds, Jr. discuss
the "criminal mind."
DR. M. DANIEL HENRY
Buttons, bumperstickers and banners flooded the campus
this year exclaiming the words "KEEP DR. HENRY". This was
Dr. Henry's first year as President of St. Leo College. The ex-
citement over the possibility of his departure started a full
scale campaign to make sure St. Leo did not lose him. The
Student Government Association began the battle by starting a
petition that was signed by nearly every student in the college.
As a direct result of the protests Dr. Henry stayed as our presi-
dent, ending a long and steady battle between the administra-
tion and the students. This victory represents the devotion the
students felt for him after only a short time in office.
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Director of Campus Ministry
Allan Powers John Fiengo
Vice-president, Public Affairs Vice-president for Development
Secretary, Academic Affairs
Connie Kenyon, Beth Evans
Dr. Robert Ackerman Ed La Chance
Vice-president, Student Affairs Educational Services
Vice-president, Business Affairs
Secretary, Student Affairs
Margaret Thompson Martha Fountain
Secretary, Academic Affairs Secretary, Business Affairs
Records: L-R Diane Passannante, Annette Duggan, A.J. Christiansen, Cindy Thomas
Plant Operations: L-R Marshall Tustin, Jackie Jackson, Rose Rachael, James Pinkston, Ernest Mabry, Gordon Briggs, Jim
Donner, Mitchell Martin, Dewey Champion, John Hutchinson, Jerry Stewart, James Card, John Sapp
Housekeeping: L-R Ben Miller, Ethel Harris, Lela Pittman, Mary Wills, Finley Smith, Willie Bradford
Housekeeping: L-R Back Row
Richard Heels, Jimmy Wells,
James Earl, John Hall, Jr.,
Alonzo Smith Front Row L-R
Stephone Chettman, Robert
Residential Director: Lajean
Development: Doris Watson, Nancy Pond, Ethel Siffringer Director of Residential Life: Sister
Mary Clare Neuhofer O.S.B.
Business Affairs: Roy Hutto, Joyce McNatt
Business Affairs: Charles Von Horn, Auditor
Business Office: Tippy Curry, Nancy Roberts, Sherry Smith, Frances Elwell
lucational Services: L-R — Judy Quesenbery, Fred Colby, Jeanette Devine, David Koval, Dr. Valerie Allen, James Chiotto, Angie Perez,
Alumni Affairs: Cheryl Town- Financial Aid: L-R Eva Davis, Alice Furney Back Row — L-R
send, Secretary Vicki Ferguson, Victoria Musielak
Campus Life: Cathy Lanier,
Purchasing: Karen Hatfield, Judy Hutchinson
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Members of the Humanities Department: Back row — Dr. Herbert Prizeman; Maura Snyder; Dennis Henry; Dr. Walter
Poznar; John Higgins; Joseph Geiger; Llona Geiger; David Frankel. Front row — Dr. J. Edward Woodard; Madelyn Lea; Dr.
Alma Coston, Carolyn O'Lone
Jan Manisera, Joseph Geiger
Dr. James J. Horgan:
"I hope you have learned to resist the pressure of the
crowd. Be thoughtful about what you do. Be your own
Dr. Richard Bryan:
"Knowledge or understanding is only 'put to use' when
action is taken." (B.F. Skinner in About Behaviorism)
Dr. Joseph Cernik;
"Keep striving for your goals. I realize that it is easy to
say 'keep striving,' hut the rewards are worth the effort.
In addition, remember to enjoy life along the way. One
last thing, stop every now and then and remember the
education you received at Saint Leo College."
Dr. John McTauge, Dr. Joseph Cernick, Mr. Terry Danner, Dr. Nancy Gunter, 1
Alan Merson, Ms. Frances Martin, Dr. James Hogan (Chairman), Dr. Marib*
Durst, Dr. Hudson Reynolds, Ms. Margit Chipman (Secretary), Dr. Riciu
Mr. Terry Danner
Dr. Jack McTague:
"Remember, it's not how much ability you have that
counts, but how you use what you've got."
Dr. Hudson Reynolds:
"Some ancient writings one reads in order to under-
stand antiquity: others, however, are such that one
studies antiquity in order to be able to read them. To
these belong the apology of Socrates."
Dr. Maribeth Durst:
"Saint Leo College is a community based on shared
values, expectations and obligations. We hope that
you will expect as much and more of yourself in
your life as we have while you were here to share
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left — right; Mr. Vitale, Mrs. Cooper, Father Damien, Dr. Dooris, Dr.
Peterson, Dr. Adisesh
Back Row — Ronald Allison, William Foley, Betty
Miller, Lynn Wilson, Charles Fisk, Clark McKean,
Robert Rubin. Front Row — Roger Smith, Doris
Camper, Marvin Travis (Chairperson), Dan Gibney,
'Teachers never lose their class,"
"Life is like a jar of honey, sticky and slow or
flowing and fast. Savor whatever is served up to
"Give up your books only when they pry them
out of your cold dead hands."
Sara Thrash, Aline Stomfay-Stitz, Maggie Danermine, Dr. Lucille Fuchs, Dr. Mari-
lyn Schaeffer >
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ind beauty outside by first looking within"
E. Marilyn Schaeffer
L-R — Grace Burrows, Norm
Kaye, Hal Henderson, Tom Phil-
lips, Ken Kenyon, Bob Cabot,
Kaye Pinhey, Mike Marshall,
Ernest Baumas* Paula Smith.
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yson Anderson, Chairperson; Dr. James Erpenbeck; Sister Mary David Hydro;
Sileeja Stenzel; Jane Ketcham, Secretary.
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A.M. A.: Robert Manning, Steve Odierna, Bill Huttig, Connie McKotch, Scott Woodward,
S.L.I.S.A.: (1st row) Brigitte Major, Wayde Cartwright, Antoinette Rahming, Delia
Stamers, Louise McKay; (2nd row) Leslie Salmon, Marcia Dirks, Nelly Bakhuis, Dixie
Jones, Wayne Joseph, Darren Burchall, Dornalyn Beazer; (3rd row) Dome Brooks, Kevin
Tryhane, Aliya Badchkam, Deborah Cartwright, Lorna Dawson, Claudia Samy, Terry
Challenger, Rochelle Sands.
122 * Organizations
C.E.C: (1st row) Mary Beth McBurney, Sally DeSilva, Helene Carter, Natalie
Rudravajhala; (2nd row) Mary Meyer, Lynn Freeman, Erica Smith, Eileen Romanowski
Doug Latino, member
of the A.M. A., watches
Organizations * 123
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Golden Legend staff: Mayalen Donahue, Christina Colbert, Greg Cason, Chris Coble, Lisa Nunnery,
Timothy Rousselet, Jami McLaughlin, Christine Cunningham. Not pictured: Seppie Allan, Advisor.
Circle K: (front) Deborah Cartwright, Antoinette Rahming, Brigitte Major, Lorna Dawson; (middle)
Talmon Brice, Candice Corbett, Gillian Allen, Claudia Samy, Dixie Jones; (back) Glenda Norton,
Wayde Cartwright, Rochelle Sands, Theresa Dozier, Marcia Dirks, Kevin Tryhane, Antoine Bastian,
Ryan Rahming, Bill Huttig, Andrew Phillips, Ian Atkins.
H.H.G.: (front) Wayde Cartwright, Lisa Gaudette, Rob Rotolo, Ron Reisner; (back) Frank Wynne,
Keith Lister, Gavin Wehby, Jim Testa, Alan Hughes.
Campus Court: (front) Laura Laberge, Sarah Edwards, Alicia Haziak, Dr. Nancy Gunter, Zenith
Taylor; (back) Christine Cunningham, Dr. James Horgan, George Clarke, David Thompson, John
Minardi, Christine Baaden.
Organizations * 125
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Karate Club: Char Hedges, Verna Garcia, Vaughnda Hilton, Laura Lyn.
AEX (front) Suzanne Ragan, Teresa Doborovolsky, Kim Wright, Nina Lochridge, Karen Manzi,
Helena Carter, Greg Cason, Maryellen Burke, Isla Kucera, Jami McLaughlin; (back) Candi Leverett,
Keith Slupski, Kelly Logan, Deborah Cartwright, Marva Burrows, Mary Beth McBurney, Vaughnda
Hilton, Sue Rogers, Kay Crisler, Doug Latino, Angie Kraemer, Kevin Sawyer, Colleen Clancy, Mary
Ogonowski, Darrell Lamoureux, Gillian Allen, Natalie Rudravajhala, David Alley, Christine
Cunningham, Danielle Girardi, Michael McDonnell, Karen Citarella, Joe Bina, Terry Johns, Scott
Woodward, Connie McKotch, Luz Muvdi, Dr. J.E. Woodard, Alice Furney
126 * Organizations
J-Board: (front) Rebecca Wiegand, Karen Citarella, Suzanne Bertels, Toni Restaino, Catherine Dion;
(back) Aubrey Rudd, Doug Latino, Michael Zellars, Fred Sayin.
New members stand with
lighted candles during
the AEI fall induction
Organizations * 127
Jr. Class Officers: Ken White, Suzanne Bertels, Karen Citarella, Mary Ogonowski, Rebecca
Wiegand, Sally Desilva.
Psychology Club: (front) Kim Cassar, Cindy Litzow, Marian Ahalt, Desiree Kelleher, Naira Linda
Scheper, Sonia Butler, Maria Martin, Kay Crisler, Teresa Dobrovolsky; (back) Dr. Richard Bryan,
Sharon Lawson, Flavea Jones, Erica Smith, Deborah Cartwright, Laverne Liburd, Beth Maitland,
LeAnn Calderone, Jamie Flemming, Gail Fulton.
128 * Organizations
R.H.A.: Scott Anderson, Toni Restaino, John Canalizo,, Lisa Gaudette, Bill Huttig, Lajean Gribsby.
C.U.B.: (front) Tim Wise, Robert Manning, Candice Corbett, Steve Lleida, Mark Kubacki; (back)
Patrick Hannigan, Danielle Gerardi, Aubrey Rudd.
Organizations * 129
R.O.T.C.: (front) Robert Bannon, Jackie Clark, John Ruffing; (middle) Perla Garcia, Michael Onjack,
Donald Graham, Frank Wynne, Chris Thomas, Henry Weber, Lynette Gurney, Brian Gonsalves, James
Hollingsworth; (back) Brian Darsey, Aubrey Rudd, Patrick Hannigan, SFC Fred Ridgewell, Tim Rush,
Richard Buoye, David Dukes, Christopher Karamitsos, Kathy Goldbach, Maj. Steve Davidson, James
130 * Organizations
Top: The cadets practice field maneuvers.
Bottom: During the Homecoming half-time,
cadets demonstrate the many sides of a
Major Davidson watches maneuvers.
Life in the Leo jungle is rough!
Built upon the creative ener-
gies of each member, an or-
ganization provides the com-
munity with a wealth of ser-
Top: Caught up in the festivi-
ties, students enjoy C.U.B.
A member of C.U.B. "lets
loose" during a volleyball
Pat Gallagher barefoots into
Sherry-Ann Evans dances
for the prize during the
SLISA Talent Show.
A crowd assembles to begin
"the feast" during S.G.A.
A SLISA member provides
entertainment during S.G.A.
Organizations * 133
Top: ROTC cadets keep a
visible profile on the cam-
Bottom: A student is given an
opportunity to learn wind-
surfing during SGA Day.
Dornalyn Brooks practices
for International Night.
134 * Organizations
Keith "Twisted" Lister enter-
tains during CUB Day.
Members of the Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity rise early
to prepare for the Scandina-
Members of Circle K wrap
Christmas presents for
Junior Class officers; Rebec-
ca Weigand and Ken White at
Front Row: Kelly Hazinski, Regina Fitzgerald Middle Row: Tracy Stern, Karen Confrancesco, Mary Quintel, Mary
Ogonowski, Patty Hasseltine Back Row: Juli Merry, Priscilla Gast Kowski, Colleen Clancy, Laura Donovan, Alicia Hasiak,
Tricia Mulkerin, Paige Christie, Carmen Vanden Howbergh, Laura Pasquini, Cathy Tierney, Nancy McClellen, Sheila
Front Row: Ronnele Peters, Helene
Colon, Suzanne Bertels, Karen Citarella
Phedra Gardiner, Jeanette DeCamp,
Colleen Dieterle. Back Row: Lisa
Zaccagnini, Susie Yinger, Maria
Rodilosso, Suzanne Githers, Eileen
Ryan, Sandra Pendarvis, Lori
Fratarcangelo, Donna Berardello
Karen (Record Sec), Suzanne (Corresp.
Sec), Helen (president), Collen (V.P.),
Sandra (Tres.), Jeanette (Chap. Relat.),
Donna (Phlanthropbic), Eileen (Alumni
Rel.), Suzanne (RE.), Maria (Athle. Dir),
Lisa (Panhellenic Del.
Back Row — Ethel Siffringer, Lori Maselli, Karen Manzi, Jackie Clark, Leah Saker, Colleen Clancy,
Sally DeSilva, Kathy Farley, Mary Ogonowski, Carmen Van de Hombergh Middle Row — Erin
Schaad, Danielle Gerardi, Kara O'Brien, Bonnie Matthews, Paige Christie, Karol Kolalski, Kerry
Spaz Front Row — Alicia Hasiak, Nancy Machellan, Chris Freisen, Maria Viola, Dawn Heyse, Pat
Murphy, Ann Marie Gallagher, Nancy Pond
Seniors: Back Row — Ethel Siffringer, Carmen Van deHombergh, Danielle Gerardi, Leah Saker,
Bonnie Matthews, Paige Christie, Nancy Pond Front Row — Maria Viola, Dawn Heyse, Pat Murphy
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Row 1 — Regina Fitzgerald, Donna Lavery, Colleen Clancy, Shila Speth Row 2 — Steve Martel, Rusty Jinik, Mike Duffy, Joseph Baldo,
Danny Regan, Tim Canniff Row 3 — Bob Campbell, Kevin Wilson, Thomas Dolan, Patrick Gallagher, Scott Harrington Row 4 — Pauly
Martin, Mike Sullivan, John Vita, Patrick Carse, Steve Jannuzzo
Rusty Murdaugh and Kevin Wilson
Row 1 — Mom LaChance (Moderator), Lisa Spandling, Schuyler Simone, Karen
Cofrancesco, Kathy Dorsey, Annette Benvenuti, Angela Napolitano, Row 2 — Ann
Marie Gall, Allyson Vasta, Cheryl Edwards, Marcella Dalton, Erma Smith, Shila
Speth Row 3 — Priscilla Gostkowski, Kelly Hazinski, Elizabeth Ellison, Laura
Pasquini, Stacie Mann, Kathy Rahl
Back Row — Elizabeth Myers, Patricia Hasseltine, Patricia Murphy, Cathy Tierney, (Big Brother), Julie Merry, Heather
Whitney, Mary Quintal, Beth Maitland, Front Row — Michelle Rotondo, Jennifer Canniff, Jeannie Quintal, Linda Scheper
Patricia Hasseltine and Cathy Tierney
1st Row: Tom Keyes, Mary Ellen Traub, Moira Kelly Tom Freer,
Adam Paul, Tony Varallo, Mike Stanfield, Tony Restaino. 2nd Row:
Jane Sweeny Sandy Shoren, John Menechini, Lisa Gaudett. 3rd
Row: Raul Elliot, Art Young, Mark Gagnon, Chrsitine Porath. 4th
Row: Keith Lister, Dean Grimm, Ed Putz, Mike Haakon, Bob
Curren, Charlie Langworth, Frank Cristell, Mike Brown, James
Dean, Al Kurtz, John Murphy, Steve Briley Missing: Frank Wynne,
Mike Shevlin, Coach Hal Henderson (Moderator).
Little Sisters: Front, Lisa Gaudett, Christine Porath, Jane Sweeney,
Sandy Shoren (Sweetheart), Back, Mary Ellen Traub, Moira Kelly,
Front Row: Vinnie Odierna, Vice Pres., 1986; Jett Krafit; Allan J. Powers, Chapter Counselor; Steve Odierna; Tom Keeley;
3ob Cooper; Daryl Landry; Charlie Santoro, Comptroller, 1986. Second Row: Henry Weber, Chaplain, 1986; Mike Salazar,
Resident, 1986; Al Flynn; Scott Anderson, Secretary, 1986; Ken Taylor. Third Row: Mario Zambrano; Bryan Barr; Matt
3urke; Jim Sullivan; Scott Woodward; Jim Testa; Jon Harmon; Mariano Reis
Graduating Seniors, Class of 1986: Scott Woodward; Steve
Odierna, President, 1985; Tom Keeley, Secretary, 1985; Ken
Taylor, Chaplain, 1985; Charlie Santoro; Al Flynn; Jim Testa;
Mariano Teis, Vice President, 1985. Not Pictured: Jamie Fleming,
Comptroller, 1985 and Kevin White, Recorder, 1985
Little Sisters, Fall 1985: Chris Cooper; Jeanette DeCamp; Kathy
Graves; Kelly Carney; Jill Monroe; Helene Colon
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Cheerleaders are often the unsung
heroes in any sports competition.
Rarely are they praised for their per-
formances, even though it is their
spirit and pride (as expressed through
voice and body) that help to spur a
team onward to victory. Cheerleaders
are managers in a sense; they orga-
nize and channel the excitement of
the crowd in a manner that supports
the energy of the team players.
Squad photo: Christine Giove, Traci
Fletcher, Lisa Gaudette, Toni Restaino,
Paige Beck, Michele Fountain.
Below: The squad performs during a
break in the Homecoming game.
Traci Fletcher concentrates on a rou-
The squad takes a break from prac-
148 * Cheerleaders
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After a year's layoff, women's volley-
ball came bouncing back. The Lady
Monarchs, experiencing some under-
standable first-year pains, racked up a
respectable 11-12 record for the interim
Coach Chris Thomas.
The team, with the exception of one
junior, was an all-freshman affair. But
talent and desire overcame inexperi-
ence as the spikers came up with some
fine performances throughout the sea-
son; in one instance, they took Troy
State, ranked fourth in the Southeast Re-
gion, into the last game of their match
before falling, 15-12. • Bob Quarteroni
Team photo: (front) Edna Aquila, Kathy
Guerra; (middle) Coach Chris Thomas, Sandy
Hotwagner, Mary Majewski, Jo Starcevich,
Coach Paula Smith, Susan Weicherding;
(back) Cookie Smartano, Vlcki Herma, Missy
Martin, Angie Bass, Chris Coble.
Volleyball * 149
The highlight of the year for the
men's soccer team, which had an
overall record of 6-10-2, was its Sep-
tember 1-0 victory over Florida
Southern. That win was especially
sweet because it was the first Sun-
shine State Conference victory for the
Monarchs in four years.
Saint Leo, finishing 1-5 in league
action, was an especially young team.
Even the team leaders were under-
classmen; freshman Jim Murdaugh
tallied 24 points to lead the team
while sophomores Jim Moran and
Brian Mautel added 21 and 14 points,
Goalie Darren Burchall, who al-
lowed only 2.06 goals per game to op-
ponents, was named Saint Leo's Ath-
lete of the Month in October by his
peers. * Bob Quarteroni
150 * Soccer
Top: Don McDermott is wary of a possi-
Chris Crogham warms up before a game.
Taking a water break, Ken Finch knows
how to "beat the heat."
Bottom: A pre-practice stretch helps one
player to concentrate on the work ahead.
Rusty Murdaugh prepares to initiate a
Coach Hal Henderson and Brother Bill
concentrate on game strategies.
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Soccer * 151
Team photo: (front) Brian Smith, Glen Bialy,
Brian Mauntel, Jim Murdaugh, Ken Finch,
Darren Burchall, Mike Clauss, Chris Haynes,
Tom Foley, Steve Godfrey; (middle) Kirk
Labelle, Chris Croghan, Kevin Wilson, Don
McDermott, Peter Foley, Scott Bialy, Rusty
Murdaugh, Don Schambach, Claudio Aliaga;
(back) Coach Hal Henderson, Rick Gonzales,
Paul Kobus, Jim Powers, Luke Wilson, Jamie
Moran, Dale Chlumsley, Eddie Raleigh,
Parrish Lucas, John Murphy (asst. coach).
152 * Soccer
Top: Paul Kobus takes control of the play.
Kevin Wilson boots one away from the
Playing "keep-away" at the opponent's
Bottom: Don McDermott sends the ball
down the field.
A weary duo at practice.
Soccer * 153
Top: Monarch on the move.
Mary Letcher keeps her sights straight
Cross Country running involves obstacle
Relief at the finish line.
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154 * Cross Country
The men's cross country squad fin-
ished sixth in the SCC tournament. Se-
nior Matt Coyne blazed his way to a
win at the tournament, besting the
field with his 28:21 clocking.
Lady harrier Mary Letcher paced the
women's squad, which placed seventh
in the conference meet. She finished
seventh in the Monarch Classic, 11th in
the Florida Southern Invitational and
ninth in the Florida State Invitational.
• Bob Quarteroni
Team photo: Pat Murphy, Mary Letcher, Matt
Coyne, Rosalie Kelley, Ken Taylor, Julie Dillon,
Jack Cesare, John Ruffing, Aubrey Rudd, Patrick
Hannigan, Coach Pat Reedy, Bobby Huetz.
Bottom: Matt Coyne leaves the field behind.
Coach Reedy stretches before practice.
Ken Taylor races to the finish line.
Cross Country * 155
Men s Basketball
Saint Leo's men's basketball team roared
loud and strong at the end of the season.
The Monarchs, who finished 16-14 for the
year, nearly walked off with Sunshine State
Conference Tournament honors. Saint Leo
stunned nationally-ranked University of
Tampa 72-69 in the tournament playoffs be-
fore losing a 73-66 thriller to Florida South-
ern in the Conference Tournament champi-
Senior Rodney Murray was chosen team
M.V.P. and named to the All-Conference
and All-Tournament teams. Junior Zan
Hairston, Saint Leo's leading scorer, gar-
nered First Team All-Conference honors.
Also named to the All-Tournament Team
were junior Jim Wilson and freshman Ron
The team tied school records for victories
in a year (16) and enjoyed its fourth straight
At the annual Saint Leo sports banquet,
Zan Hairston was chosen as January's Ath-
lete of the Month. Rodney Murray was hon-
ored as Saint Leo's Male Athlete of the Year.
* Bob Quarteroni
Zan Hairston goes for the bucket.
Rodney Murray puts the move on his oppo-
Far Right: Coaches Richert and Phillips
march to the beat of a different drummer.
Jim Wilson fights for air in the "land of the
Team support makes all the difference.
Scott Thatcher finds an open man.
156 * Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball * 157
158 • Men's Basketball
Team photo: (sitting) Tim Crosby, Nicholas
Henry, Tim Richert; (kneeling) Zan Hair-
ston, Brad Richert, Jim Wilson, Todd Will-
hite, Brian Richert, Craig Madzinski; (mid-
dle) Brother Bill Ororz, Tom Phillips, Gary
Richert, Hal Henderson, Rob Coleman;
(back) Sophie Shirley, Allison Richie, Ke-
vin McVady, Ron Taylor, Calvin Barrs,
Scott McGrory, David Alley, David Kelley,
Rodney Murray, Duane Fort, Steve Ceser-
etti, Susan Coslett, Nicki de Mercado
Top: Rodney Murray stands tall at the
Coach Phillips meditates on the side-
Nicholas Henry watches warm-up
Men's Basketball • 159
Women s Basketball
Team Photo: Coach Swart, Sandy
Hotwagoner, Ursula Kirnes, Denise
Brooks, Sue Yinger, Donna Foote, Tara
Linzy, Mary Letcher, Barbara Anne
Kirk, Susan Weichering, Connie
McKotch, Kathy Warwick, Theresa
160 * Women's Basketball
Top: Coach Swart advises his team
Ursula Kirnes is up and away!
Women's Basketball * 161
162 * Men's Baseball
Front Row — Rob Turner, Mike Celidonio, Jay Collins, JD Paternoster, Darin Reichle, Chris Catanoso, Landi
Faedo, Middle Row — Ken Norman, Brent Honeywell, Don Lorusso, Charlie Moriarty, Rick Rex, Ken
Brandon, Cisco Johnson, John Corsi, Back Row — Dr. Marshall, Joe Spagnoloa, Clyff Champion, Mike
Henriquez, Jeff Demers, Greg Sims, Dave Desormier, Bobby White, Coach Pinhey.
Men's Baseball * 163
That's the only way to de-
scribe the exploits of Sue
Rogers, one of Saint Leo's
Rogers, a Barbados native,
showed her scholarly mus-
cle by earning her B.A. in
marketing in a mere three
years. She showed her A +
ability on the tennis courts
where her stunning senior
season (a 16-9 record and a
Sunshine State Conference
earned her a spot in the
NCAA tennis tournament in
California in early May. Rog-
er's first-round tournament
loss did little to dim an ex-
tremely bright season.
And bright was the word
for the squad as a whole. The
women finished 12-11 on the
year and an impressive sec-
ond at the conference tour-
nament, falling just short of
champion Florida Southern.
At the annual college
sports banquet Sue Rogers
was honored by being select-
ed Saint Leo Female Athlete
of the Year.
* Bob Quarteroni
164 * Women's Tennis
The men's tennis team 17-8 on the year,
saved its best for the end of the year. The
squad, ranked 10th in the South Region,
finished an impressive third in the Sun-
shine State Conference tournament. Rol-
lins was the champ with 53 points. Florida
Institute of Technology was second with 41
followed by the Monarchs with 34 points.
Saint Leo had two individuals finish sec-
ond in the tournament. Sophomore Jack Ce-
sare was a runner-up at No. 4 singles while
the No. 3 doubles team of Rob Schultz and
Greg Kennedy was also second.
The Monarchs were third in four other
events: Chris Cannon (No. 3 singles), Ken-
nedy (No. 5 singles), Danny Trimble (No. 6
singles) and the No. 1 doubles team of Jeff
Daly and Cannon. * Bob Quarteroni
Men's Tennis * 165
Here's one last look at the exciting
sports action that characterized the
Top: Sandy Hotwagner sets up for the
Off-hour basketball practice.
Cheerleaders pose on the field.
Bottom: A Monarch eager breezes
past his opponent on the way up.
The tell-tale sings of a work-out:
sweat and concentration.
Monarch soccer is harder than it
Jeff Daly takes his game seriously.
Applause * 167
Kerry Jo Marshall
168 * Miss Golden Legend
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Miss Golden Legend * 169
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172 * Miss Golden Legend
Miss Golden Legend * 173
Triumph and Tragedy Strike the Heart of America .
LOST IN SPACE
On January 28, 1986, the
world watched with shock and
horror as NASA's Space Shut-
tle Challenger exploded short-
ly after lift-off. Seven crew
members lost their lives in the
U.S. Space Program's fifty-
sixth mission: Commander
Francis Scobee, Pilot Michael
Smith, Mission Specialist Ju-
dith Resnik and Payload Spe-
cialists Gregory Jarvis, Elli-
son Onizuka, Ronald McNair
and Christa McAulliffe.
The Space Program, sup-
ported and initiated by Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy in the
early 1960's, has continually
represented a national chal-
lenge, exhibiting an inspira-
tion and courage to explore
the unknown. Astronauts
such as Alan Shepard, John
Glenn, Neil Armstrong and
Sally Ride (the first female to
travel in space) have given rise
to a new breed of American
Yet from its earliest begin-
nings, the Space Program has
been at the center of contro-
versy — a war between politi-
cal, military and economic
factions. To cope with these
problems and to keep tax dol-
lars flowing, NASA recently
invited two members of Con-
gress, Senator Jake Gam of
Utah and Representative Bill
Nelson of Florida, to join
Shuttle missions. Additional-
ly, the Citizen-in-Space ses-
sion continued with the selec-
tion of Concord, New Hamp-
shire school teacher Christa
McAulliffe. Despite the Chal-
lenger tragedy, NASA has in-
dicated that it still favors the
introduction of civilians in
Exploration of the skies is
an important method of
studying evolution and the
universe. The individuals who
disappeared with Space Shut-
tle Challenger are an essential
part of this research and are
far from forgotten. They will
always be a reminder of the
human race's infinite determi-
One small step
One giant leap
July 20, 1969
high school teacher and
Citizen-in-Space, folds her
training uniform while
packing for a trip to
Challenger explodes in
flight on January 28, 1986.
into the cause of what
NASA termed "a major
Space walker James
von Hoften stands tall on
the end of Space Shuttle
Discovery's robot arm.
Hoften had successfully
repaired a Syncom
satellite earlier that day.
World News * 175
Triumph and Tragedy Strike the Heart of America . . .
IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE
. . . When you're as great as
we are! This was the resound-
ing cry of sports figures far
and wide for the athletic sea-
In baseball, the Kansas City
Royals captured a World Se-
ries title over the St. Louis
Cardinals, and Bret Saberha-
gen (Royals' pitcher) was
named Most Valuable Player.
Football experienced a clas-
sic Super Bowl season as the
Chicago Bears defeated the
weary New England Patriots,
scoring 46-10. "The Refrigera-
tor" Bear William Perry and
his teammates cut a single en-
titled "The Superbowl Shuf-
fle" in order to raise money for
In tennis action, unseeded
Boris Becker became Wimble-
don's youngest champion at
17 when he upset opponent
Kevin Curren to win the
Men's Single title. Becker is
also remembered for dancing
after the defeat, a movement
named "Boris-Boogie" by en-
Basketball witnessed a L.A.
Lakers NBA Championship
over the Boston Celtics. The
Laker's Kareem Abdul- Jab-
bar demonstrated he was still
a "Towering inferno" at age 38
by winning MVP honors.
The Edmont Oilers battled
Philadelphia's Flyers in five
games and prevailed to cap-
ture hockey's Stanley Cup.
The year in sports was an
exciting yet restless one; tur-
bulent affairs of the external
world caused this uneasiness
in stadiums and fields.
However, it was also a time
of victory — records were
made, games won — a move-
ment of familiarity and tradi-
tion ... A special round of ap-
plause is necessary to recog-
nize all the athletes, whether
professional or amateur, who
participated in sports events
all over the world in the 1985-
86 season. Thus America tips
its hat to Ty Cobb and draws
Pete Rose into the spotlight.
/ think most people will
forgive me for breaking
Ty Cobb's record. We
both loved to hit and
hated to lose.
— Pete Rose, after sin-
gling his 4,192nd hit to
top Ty Cobb's career hit
The Chicago Bears
defeat New England's
Patriots in 1986
Royal's pitcher Bret
third baseman George
Bret after pitching a five-
hitter to win the World
Cincinatti Reds player-
manager Peter Rose
broke Ty Cobb's career hit
record in September. This
historic 4,192nd hit was a
single to the left field on a
2-1 pitch from the Padres.
World News • 177
Triumph and Tragedy Strike the Heart of America . . .
BORN IN THE U.S.A
The space shuttle disaster
was only one of many con-
cerns that were uniquely
The nation was shocked to
learn that President Ronald
Reagan had developed a can-
cerous tumor in his lower in-
testine. After undergoing sur-
gery to remove the tumor, the
74-year old president exhibit-
ed an amazing sense of opti-
mism and dynamism; in fact,
he reportedly exclaimed,
"Give me a pen. I feel fit as a
fiddle." Within a short time,
Reagan resumed the duties of
his office with new energy and
In 1985, Americans com-
memorated the tenth anniver-
sary of the fall of the Saigon
government in Vietnam. The
focal point of attention was
the Vietnam Memorial in
Washington, D.C. Inscribed
with the names of more than
58,000 dead or missing sol-
diers, the memorial was a
means by which to begin a
healing process for all Ameri-
cans. In addition, new, con-
certed efforts were begun to lo-
cate the identify soldiers
(MIA's and POW's) still in
Vietnam. Families who had
been diligently working for
the release of these soldiers
were thrust into the spotlight
of the media, and their hopes
became the hopes of the na-
With his eyes on the Viet-
nam issue and on the affairs of
the American people, singer
Bruce Springsteen celebrated
the lives of "Smalltown,
U.S.A." citizens. Attracting
large audiences across the na-
tion and in other countries,
Springsteen vocalized the
unique American perspective
— and became a "hero" in the
A new sense of national
identity also surfaced in nu-
merous attempts to combat
poverty and bankruptcy in
America and in the world at
large. Events such as "Live-
Aid," "Farm-Aid," and
"Hands Across America" ex-
pressed a refreshing unity
within the country.
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Triumph and Tragedy Strike the Heart of America . . .
SEEKING AN ANSWER
Natural and man-made di-
sasters figured prominently in
the progression of 1985-86.
Rumors attributed the in-
creasing devastation to every-
thing from a full moon to the
return of Halley's Comet. The
senseless waste of human life
and property had many ques-
tioning the proximity of Ar-
meggedon — and seeking
those elusive answers.
What would have been an
otherwise serene September
in Mexico City was a month of
tragedy. As many as 20,000 in-
dividuals lost their lives in a
series of unprecedented earth-
quakes. Few in the metropoli-
tan area escaped the first
quake, which registered 8.1 on
the Richter scale. A second
quake shook the city with an
almost equivalent force: 7.5.
Terrorism flew the friendly
skies in June when a Trans
World Airlines jet was hi-
jacked in Athens, Greece. The
Shiite group held 39 hostages
captive for 17 days.
1985 was also the worst year
for air traffic fatalities. When
a Delta jetline crashed near
Dallas in August, 137 people
were killed and over 35 in-
The high seas were no safer
than the skies in this rather
turbulent year. Four Palestin-
ian terrorist hijacked the Ital-
ian cruise liner Achille Lauro
while it completed a Mediter-
ranean voyage. After the ship
was released, the Egyptian
government agreed to return
the hijackers to the PLO.
However, the group was inter-
cepted by American jets as
they departed Egypt and re-
turned to Italy to stand trial.
Despite the trials and tribu-
lations of the year, most situa-
tions were resolved peaceably
and with some semblance of
justice. Applause must be re-
served for those who served,
and even possibly died, de-
fending the free world.
A sequence of
through Mexico City in
thousands and leaving
numerous others homeless.
A Delta airliner, en
route to L.A., crashed near
Dallas in August. Pilot
error and wind shear were
apparently responsible for
The Achille Lauro,
hijacked by terrorists,
returns safely to port.
During the event, the
captors boasted, "There's
no shortage of passengers
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A Standing Ovation for . . .
184 * Seniors
On the "top of the heap,"
seniors stand ready to
take on new responsibil-
ities and pressures. But
there is something that
separates seniors from
students in other classes.
As one faculty member
observed, "They move
differently — they speak
differently. I taught them
as freshmen and, when I
see them now, Fm amazed
at the maturation that has
taken place. Something
happened!" To be sure,
the senior year stands as a
special marker in the
growth of a lifetime.
Senior Cadet Robert Ban-
non presents a special
American flag to Presi-
dent Henry The flag flew
over the nation's capitol
earlier this year.
Jonathan Walker and
George Clarke pose for a
picture after graduation.
Sleeping peacefully on a
bench inside Lewis Hall,
Gavin Bellamy demon-
strates his favorite free-
Mark Kubacki demon-
strates the art of levitation
during CUB Day.
Evelyn Karafotias prac-
tices for the fall dance
Seniors * 185
Morristown, New Jersey
Yonkers, New York
Fort Pierce, Florida
186 * Seniors
St. John's, Antigua
Punta Gorda, Florida
Computers in Business
Laurel, New York
Panama City, Florida
Seniors * 187
Westerly, Rhode Island
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Savannah, Grand Cayman
RE. — Sports Management/
Sea Girt, New Jersey
St. George, Barbados
188 • Seniors
Bronx, New York
Plant City, Florida
San Nicholas, Aruba
Seniors * 189
Computer Systems in Business
San Jose, Costa Rica
Ocean, New Jersey
RE. — Sports Management
Cape Coral, Florida
Rocky Point, New York
Mountainside, New Jersey
Budd Lake, New Jersey
St. Croix, Virgin Islands
St. Cloud, Florida
Seniors * 191
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Delray Beach, Florida
Freeport, New York
Tierra Verde, Florida
Computer Systems in Business
192 • Seniors
Dade City, Florida
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Key West, Florida
4 Stephanie Johns
! Crystal River, Florida
Seniors * 193
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Bound Brook, New Jersey
194 * Seniors
New Port Richey, Florida
Center Hill, Florida
East Windsor, New Jersey
St. Augustine, Florida
La Verne Liburd
Christiansted, Virgin Islands
Seniors • 195
Clifton, New Jersey
New Port Richey, Florida
Grand Cayman, British West
Scituate, New Jersey
Englishtown, New Jersey
196 * Seniors
St. Andrew, Jamaica
Edison, New Jersey
Fort Myers, Florida
Freehold, New Jersey
Discovery Bay, Jamaica
Jamestown, New York
Seniors * 197
RE, -Sports Management
RE. -Sports Management
Montgomery, New York
Brooklyn, New York
198 • Seniors
Great River, New York
Great River, New York
Edison, New Jersey
Fort Myers, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
San Antonio, Florida
Seniors • 199
West Palm Beach, Florida
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tierra Verde, Florida
200 • Seniors
Ballston Spa, New York
Roseland, New Jersey
Pembroke Pines, Florida
St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Christ Church, Barbados
San Antonio, Florida
Seniors • 201
Pompano Beach, Florida
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
Lake Butler, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Troy, New York
202 • Seniors
Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Systems in Business
Columbia, South Carolina
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Seniors • 203
Land O' Lakes, Florida
Systems in Business
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
St, John's, Antigua
Miami Lakes, Florida
204 • Seniors
West Milford, New Jersey
Carmen Van Den Hombergh
Nanuet, New York
Seniors • 205
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
St. James City, Florida
206 * Seniors
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Pompano Beach, Florida
Seniors * 207
On Saturday, April 26, some 396
Saint Leo seniors marched from the
Abbey Church to the Marion Bowman
Activities Center for one final college
ceremony. Along the route there were
last-minute adjustments to caps and
gowns, whispered pre-congratulations,
and a general air of expectancy.
The ceremony itself marked the
"new era" begun this year. It was a spe-
cial occasion for Dr. M. Daniel Henry,
who presided over his first Saint Leo
graduation class. Graduates, too, were
pleased that this president — who had
filled them with faith, trust, and pride
— would be the one to present the cov-
Associate of Arts graduates take
front row honors in the farewell
Rev. John J. Nevins, First Bishop of
Venice, Florida, presents his homily
during the baccalaureate Mass.
An uproar from the crowd leaves
Coach Tom Phillips spellbound dur-
ing commencement exercises.
Nancy Pond adopts a relaxed, non-
chalant attitude while cruising on
Several graduates were honored dur-
ing the ceremony. Jami McLaughlin re-
ceived the Clara McDonald Olson Schol-
arship Award for the student with the
highest scholastic average in the class.
The John I. Leonard General Excellence
Award was presented to Michael Lad-
wig, and Helene Colon received the Ab-
bot Marion Bowman Activities Award.
From the R.O.T.C. program, Robert Ban-
non was presented the Thomas B. South-
ard President's Award.
The day was a long one — but so was
the road leading to it. Congratulations,
seniors. And, as Dr. Henry said after
graduation, "Welcome to the Alumni
208 * Graduation
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Graduation * 209
Representing a new era, President
M. Daniel Henry speaks to the
graduating class of 1986.
Coach Gary Richert freely gives
sundeck advice, unaware he's being
trailed by senior Jami McLaughlin.
Poolside activities are enhanced by
motivators Helene Colon (#3) and
LoLo Pasquini (no number).
210 * Graduation
A family portrait with an unusual
cast of characters.
Looking to the future, senior Ron
Reisner poses for the farewell photo-
Graduation * 211
Having trouble with that impossible
hood, Scott Woodward of Hanover,
Pennsylvania, turns to a friend's
helping hand for assistance.
Holding on to his hat, Vincent Salafia
of Dublin, Ireland, prepares for the
Rose-colored glasses? Probably not.
Saint Leo graduates enter the work-
ing and professional world with a
liberal, well-rounded education.
They are fully aware of and pre-
pared to meet the challenges ahead
212 * Graduation
Gregory Cuke of St. George, Barba-
dos, appears happy to be on the op-
posite end of the lens for a change.
Greg spent two years working as a
photographer for Saint Leo's Office
of Public Affairs.
Rebekah Marshall and Jim Powers
prepare to enter the activities center
and receive their Associate of Arts
Graduation * 213
— Dr. M. Daniel Henry
Shielding the afternoon sun from
her eyes, Kelly Hazinski searches
the crowd for family members.
Robert Bannon cuts the commis-
sionary cake with the "Thomas B.
Southard President's sword."
President Henry, Senator Betty Cas-
tor, and Bishop Nevins look on as the
R.O.T.C. candidates are commis-
sioned during graduation exercises
(L-R: Aubrey Rudd, John Ruffing,
Patrick Hannigan, Robert Bannon,
James Hollingsworth, Christopher
Karamitsos, and John Thomas).
214 * Graduation
Graduation * 215
216 * Graduation
of 1 986
Graduation * 217
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Saint Leo Vice President
Dr. Robert Ackerman, vice president for Student Affairs,
traded his job at Saint Leo after 11 years for a position at
the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The love and
dedication Dr. Ackerman had for the college and students
made his decision a difficult one. However, the challenge
and opportunity of the new position compelled him to
move on. Dr. Ackerman was as well-loved as he was
dedicated to the hundreds of students that came under his
care. We will all remember him and wish him well with
Accepts Post in Las Vegas
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Robert Ackerman, vice president of student affairs at
St. Leo College, traded in his job of eleven years and the
Dade City lifestyle for the neon of Las Vegas. Ackerman
will be the dean of Student Affairs at University of
Nevada Las Vegas.
THE GOLDEN LEGEND
This twenty-third edition of the Saint Leo College Golden
Legend was created and produced by the Golden Legend
Yearbook staff and printed by the Delmar Publishing Com-
pany of Charlotte, North Carolina. The book contains 224
pages printed on 80 lb. gloss enamel paper with a 9x12 trim.
The final printing of copy and photography involved an
offset lithography process utilizing a 150-line elliptical dot
screen. The cover was printed on Roxite Bookcloth using
black, process colors, and orange PMS 163 on 160 point bind-
er's board. The basic typestyle was Melior, and additional
styles included Palentino, Century Schoolbook, Tiffany Me-
dium, Benguiat Book Italic, Greek, and Times Roman Italic.
Black and White and four color photography was shot with
Kodak film, developed with Kodak chemicals, and printed
on Kodak Polycontrast Rapid II RC-F and Polyfiber paper.
Portraits were produced by Davis Studios, Longwood, Flor-
ida. Eight hundred copies of the 1986 Golden Legend were
UNDERCLASSMEN . .
ORGANIZATIONS. . . .